Brace yourself, leprechaun: General Mills wants to ditch the artificial colorings and flavorings in your Lucky Charms.
June 22, 2015 The company has pledged to ditch artificial colorings and flavorings from all of its cereals by the end of 2016. But those iconic rainbow-colored marshmallow charms might take longer to revamp.
Nestle announced that it is removing artificial flavors and colorings from all of its chocolate candy products — including the dyes used to give the inside of a Butterfinger, like this one, that orange hue.
February 19, 2015 Nestle says it's removing artificial flavors and dyes from its chocolate candies, and Hershey's says it's shifting to simpler ingredients. The moves come amid growing demand for natural food.
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Green cupcakes may mean party time in America, but in Ireland, emerald-tinged edibles harken back to a desperate past.
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March 17, 2014 Cupcakes, cookies and beer dyed green may mean party time in America, but on the Emerald Isle, they harken back to a desperate past. Still, Ireland has learned to embrace the kitsch for the tourists.
Some Kraft Macaroni and Cheese will no longer be so ... orange.
November 1, 2013 Kraft will produce mac and cheese without artificial dyes, the food-processing giant says. But the change affects only a line marketed specifically for children. Aficionados will still be able to purchase the luridly orange "original" version. A petition had asked Kraft to remove dyes from all mac and cheese products.
October 17, 2013 The petition to candy-maker Mars is motivated by concerns that artificial colorings can make some kids hyperactive. In Europe, natural dyes have now outstripped their artificial counterparts.
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Food chemists say that pigments from the purple sweet potato are becoming a "natural" alternative to synthetic food dye.
September 9, 2013 Consumers are demanding "natural" food dyes, and scientists say the purple sweet potato is the most promising source of pigments to make them. But it may be a while before your red Popsicle is made with this kind of vegetable-based dye.
When red tomatoes are too ordinary, go gold.
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April 3, 2013 Food dyes just got easier for the average Joe. A new metallic food spray in a can from a German company may make it easy for non-pros to create shimmering looks. But who uses this stuff?
March 30, 2011 FDA examines food dyes; VA Tech fined for shooting response; Portugal closer to bailout; healthy counties in the U.S.
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